Would You Rather Be Dissected by Medical Students or Rot on a Body Farm?
Over the last several decades, the medical world has been able to make huge steps forward with the help from an unexpected population: the dead. That's right, bodies donated to science make a huge difference in the education and research of medical professionals, often serving monumental benefits to the patients of today. And while many of you are familiar with the concept of donating your body to science, do you know what really happens when you sign your corpse away? Take a look at the gallery below to discover 6 common ways cadavers are used in the medical world and let us know in the comments section on Facebook if you will be donating your body to science after leaving this world?
Check Out Where Your Body Could End Up!
Studied For Disease Research
If you donate your body to science and pass on from a disease such as cancer or Alzheimers, there is a chance that your cadaver will be used to help researchers. One of the best ways to improve modern medicine is to study the effects that disease has on the body and scientists are able to do this ethically via donated bodies.